Timeslip (known as The Atomic Man in the United States) is a 1955 British black-and-white science fiction film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue. Produced by Alec C. Snowden, it is based on the science fiction novel The Isotope Man by Charles Eric Maine, who also wrote the screenplay. In the UK, the film was distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated. In 1956 the film was shortened from 93 minutes to 76 minutes and distributed in the U.S. by Allied Artists Pictures in some areas as a double feature with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. An injured man is pulled from the Thames. He has been shot in the back and is barely alive. The science correspondent of an illustrated magazine recognises him as a nuclear physicist. But the physicist is alive and well and working at his lab. When the injured man is photographed his pictures shows a strange glow surrounding him and when he recovers enough to be questioned his answers make no sense. The correspondent and his photographer girlfriend try to solve the puzzle and in doing so uncover international industrial espionage and a terrible threat to the atomic research institute. A taunt thriller interweaving sci-fi fantasy and a story of deadly industrial intrigue, "Timeslip" AKA "The Atomic Man" is presented here in a brand-new transferfrom the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Starring Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, and Peter Arne. 1955 English B/W 93 Minutes on DVD-R.
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